Shiaw Ling

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Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free)

Knowledge is power.<p>What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And …

Albert Einstein

A 17-Year-Old Boy Was Sentenced to a Year in Prison for Blackmailing Classmates on Snapchat

He apparently threatened to hack into their Xbox and social media profiles.<p>A high schooler who lives in the U.K. has been sentenced to up to 12 months behind bars after he was caught blackmailing two 14-year-olds, threatening them into sending explicit photos of themselves on Snapchat. Police ended …

How brands can break into Snapchat

From taking risks to offering exclusive content, here’s how marketers can tap into one of the fastest-growing social platforms<p>The past year has seen organic reach in social media – reach not supported by paid advertising – decline further. Simultaneously more users, particularly younger ones, are …

How Snapchat is targeting the over-35 crowd

A yellow billboard. No text. Just a small, faceless ghost at the center.<p>For months, people have encountered this sight along roads nationwide, leaving those not in the know curious or confused.<p>In Los Angeles, you might've caught it heading toward Los Angeles International Airport on Century …

10 Snapchat Brands That Are Doing It Right

Here are a few brands on Snapchat that are taking branding to the next level to promote their companies.<p>If you're older than 30, Snapchat might have felt at first like something you could ignore. All the people you knew were on Facebook. All the people you wanted to know were on Twitter. All the …

Social Media

People are using shady apps to get around Snapchat's biggest limitation

One of Snapchat's main qualities as a social network is that, for the most part, everything you share has to be created in its app.<p>Though you're able to share photos from your phone's camera roll to friends in one-on-one conversations, you can't do the same thing for your publicly viewed story. …

Everything You Need to Know About Snapchat

20 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Snapchat is the latest platform taking the social media world by storm.<p>Since its launch, in September 2011, Snapchat has shown incredible growth. The Ghost now boasts over 100 million daily active users and 7 billion video views, daily. Even The …

Social Media

Snapchat's startup professor says we're overlooking one of its big advantages

Unlike tweets, Snapchat Stories don't get lost in the social stream.<p>As far as venture capitalists go, Mark Suster publishes more of his views online than most. He blogs. He tweets. And, as of late, he snaps. A lot.<p>So when he says he's learned some new things about distributing content online in …

Here's how Snapchat makes money

That's nearly double the value of Twitter, arguably the most high-profile social media giant to IPO in recent years.<p>Its CEO has signaled he plans on an eventual Snapchat IPO, so with the company's focus shifted toward monetization and revenue growth in coming years, let's review how Snapchat plans …

Why Snapchat should be very worried about Facebook's latest move

The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app just launched Stories, a new feature that looks almost exactly like Snapchat's Stories product. Both let users post photos and videos to a timeline that disappears in 24 hours.<p>Although it's easy to make fun of Instagram's copycat move, it could have some serious …

Mapping UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

The creation of <b>a list of intangible cultural elements to preserve</b> (ICH, UNESCO) should be understood as a kind of reaction to the vast <i>World Heritage</i> …

Museum boss says Dublin must show, and feel, more love

At the end of a special month which saw the Little Museum of Dublin win a European award for cultural heritage, founder-director Trevor White has …

Can technoheritage be owned?

In 1947, French statesman and novelist André Malraux, famously wrote about the concept of a “museum without walls.” The idea was simple, radical and …

Italy to spend a billion euros on restoring museums and monuments in biggest cultural heritage investment for decades

Italy will spend one billion euros to restore an unparalleled but often neglected collection of monuments, museums and ancient sites, in the biggest such investment for decades, the government announced on Monday.<p>The money will be spent on restoring and maintaining the ancient Roman ruins of …

Protecting Cultural Heritage, One Act at a Time

<i>House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif. (L), and top Democrat Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.,converse, Washington, Jan. 7, 2016. (photo by Julian Pecquet)</i><p>The week, President Obama signed the Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act (H.R. 1493/S. 1887) to close the U.S. market to …

11th Cultural Heritage Day brings heritage into modern life[1]

The 11th Cultural Heritage Day falls on June 11 this year with a series of celebration activities held in Chengde city in North China鈥檚 Hebei …

Cultural Heritage

Photographer Christopher Payne on abandoned places and the importance of cultural heritage

Award-winning, acclaimed photographer Christopher Payne specialises in architectural photography and the large-format documentation of America's …

The Caribbean Memory Project Is Crowdsourcing Family Histories to Preserve the Region's Cultural Heritage

So you missed out on all those talks with your grandparents about what the good old days were like — or perhaps you're curious about your family's …

UNESCO Publication: Reducing Risks for Cultural Heritage

UNESCO and the UNESCO Office in Bangkok have recently published a report entitled <b>“Harmonizing Actions to Reduce Risks for Cultural Heritage in Asia</b> …

In the Beginning: How VR was Born, An Interview with Fred Brooks

S<i>ince joining IBM in 1956, Fred Brooks has been part of many of the most breakthrough computer technologies — working on some of the early computers.</i> …

UNESCO and ICC join forces to end impunity for destruction of cultural heritage

Visiting the Court at its headquarters in The Hague today, Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization …

Modernizing China Seeks Historic Preservation Model

China has been on a demolition spree for the last three decades, rebuilding cities in the name of urbanization and modernization (so modern, in fact, …

Modern Mapping Connects Historic Preservation and Planning

The historic district in the small seaport city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire is an architectural treasure, with a mix of Georgian, federal and …

Cities

Sweden's cultural heritage gets a digital identity makeover

In an initiative that British museums could learn from, Swedish organisations are participating in a year-long initiative to bring their respective cultural identities to a regional, national and global audience.<p>In many respects, Sweden is perceived as a place where the future happens faster than …

Ideo’s Digital Scoreboard Reveals How LEED Buildings Really Behave

The LEED Dynamic Plaque displays real-time measurements of how a building is using its resources.<p>One of the persistent criticisms leveled against LEED, the U.S. Green Business Council’s popular green-building certification system, is that it doesn’t track a structure’s energy consumption over time. …

Data Mining

How heritage helps the planet

Stone Distillery in Toronto was adapted for reuse by ERA Architects. Photo by Steven Evans.<p>Heritage preservation, which has traditionally been …

Nextgen

3D Scanning and the Law: Cultural Heritage

<i>3D scans made by Sketchfab community are fascinating. Considered as the photography 2.0, 3D scanning involves everything (art, buildings, cars,</i> …